My son got an iPhone…I got an iPhone. My son got a MacBook…I got his hand me down MacBook. My son went to Vietnam….I went to Vietnam to visit him. My son went to San Francisco…I went to San Francisco to visit him. My son bought a Roomba…I bought a Roomba. My latest purchase was […]


When you see someone with stuff in their teeth, the big question is, do you tell them or not?? Imagine feeling confident because your hair looks great. At the end of the day, you realize no one told you that there’s green stuff stuck in your teeth. All day you were thinking how everyone must […]


We used to call them slumber parties. And I’m not too old for them 🙂 We had a sleepover at my friend B’s house last night. I am thankful for my single young adult girlfriends who include me in their fun. We cook, we eat, we talk about silly things. We eat some more. We plop […]


I totally agree with this perspective. But then I’m not at that stage. If I read this in 30 years, would I still agree? I think I would. “For to me, to live is Christ, to die is gain.”


“You’re lucky you don’t have a weight problem, really lucky!” Said the nurse at my doctor’s office. (I was there to see about my recent headaches. Most likely sinuses.) Is your weight a matter of luck? I suppose if you have a high metabolism, you’re “lucky” that you can eat a lot and not gain […]

“The older you get, the more important it is to not act your age.” – I would like to live by that. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” – I would be 35 and just go do things. I often feel limited by my age now – “I’m too […]

This year I have learned that procrastinating is not worth the pay off from procrastinating. So why do I procrastinate? What are the payoffs? – having fun doing other things instead of the thing that I put off doing. – doing easy things instead of tackling the difficulty of the thing that I am putting […]

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I am an ENFP. “ENFPs are basically happy people. They may become unhappy when they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. Consequently, ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. Many go into business for themselves. They have the ability […]

“Why do you behave so well in Bible drill but not in worship?” I asked a fifth-grade boy. “Because I don’t want my mom to get mad at me in Bible drill.” He replied. Even as adults we are often motivated by external forces without any inner change. We can act good and proper in […]

I attended the funeral of Ron D, an 80-year-old very devoted Christian man. I didn’t talk to him much when he was alive, but I sure learned a lot from him today. One testimony stood out to me. A man said that when he was a young man, Ron told him to read the Bible. […]


I have a feeling that when I am on my deathbed, I will regret not taking more risks in doing adventurous things – skydiving, waterskiing, traveling, etc. Yet, when I consider doing those things now, I say, “Why? Why should I want to get out of my comfort zone? Is there anything to gain other […]


I’ve been in 4 car accidents and am very thankful that none were catastrophic. #1 When I was in college I borrowed a friend’s car to go to an early morning internship. I was rushing to a prime open space in the parking lot and didn’t see a car backing out of a space. It […]


A simple act of kindness I saw made me realize how weak I am in living up to my value system. Here’s the scene: I attend an exercise class at the senior center 3 times a week. The room is packed wall-to-wall with about 80 people, mainly because the price is right – it’s a […]

I borrowed King’s Cross from the library, but I like it so much I’m going to buy a copy. Tim Keller is best known for his book Reasons For God, which I love. That book has strengthened my faith and it’s a book that I’ve shared with unbelievers. King’s Cross is another faith building book. It’s […]

You can’t help but be impressed by Daniel, as in Daniel and the Lion’s Den. His enemies could not find a fault to accuse him. He did everything with integrity and followed the law exactly. But what should impress us more is the God who enabled him. It’s God who granted him favor, who gave […]


I heard John Ortberg speak last week on the topic of the easy yoke. Got an autographed book from him 🙂 He speaks as good as his books, and I like his books.The beginning of his talk was a little slow, but he warmed up and had a lot of insights into the Christian life. […]

Ray Ortlund on Sabbath. I like the last 3 sentences. “If we did set apart one day each week for rejuvenation in God, we would immediately add to every year over seven weeks of vacation.  And not for doing nothing but for worship, for friends, for mercy, for an afternoon nap, for reading and thinking, […]


Why is it that all flashbacks to childhood are negative? It may not be true of everyone but majority of people I know remember the embarrassing moments, the failures, the rejections, the worst of times. Those memories, even back to 3rd grade, still haunt me. This is 40+ years later and I still get a […]

Someone asked me if I really love Hello Kitty. I have a Hello Kitty cell phone cover, Hello Kitty wallet, Hello Kitty key chain, Hello Kitty card holder, Hello Kitty camera pouch, Hello Kitty pen, Hello Kitty tissue pack. And that’s just in my purse. At home I have a collection of Hello Kitty plushies […]


If I was Lazarus, I wouldn’t want Jesus to raise me from the dead. It is unpleasant at best, and torturous in many circumstances, to die, but to have to die twice…please spare me. And after Lazarus came back to life, he lived in fear because the authorities wanted to kill him. What kind of […]